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What All Wine Lovers Should Know with David LeClaire
January 9 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David LeClaire is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and currently serves as Wine Ambassador for Esquin Wine & Spirits, David was the Founder of Wine World & Spirits, the largest independent wine store in the Northwest, and was awarded the “2013 Independent Retailer of the Year” award by the Washington Wine Commission and was featured in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. He is also the founder of the popular wine club Seattle Uncorked and produces a wide array of wine, spirits, and beer events each year.
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What is covered may vary from class to class, however, some of the things you may learn in this class are listed below. Whether you are brand new to wine, or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone! Light charcuterie will be served during the class.
Characteristics of WA Wine
Basics: Swirl, Smell, Tasting, Describing, & Serving
How to Taste: Learning Flavor and Aromatic Profiles of Wine
What are faults in wine and how can you detect them?
Structure of Wine: Learn the basic components of wine making.
Acid & Tannin
Learning Various Styles of Wine:
Rose, Whites, and Red varietals & Blends
Old World vs New
Wine Temperatures – Taste same wine at too hot, too cold and just right
Order of serving for palate
How to keep your palate fresh
How wine changes after sweet, spicy, tart, salty
Learn how your mouth and body are variables that have an effect on how wines taste.
What NOT to do:
No-No’s – Mints, Gum, Toothpaste & Perfume, Wearing White
Misc. Helpful Tips
Bottling – Corks vs Screwcaps
Aging – in barrels & bottles – and how long will a wine last?
After Open – Longevity
Decanting & Aerators
Buying wine – labels, points, price, regions